Westgate Cinema

915 Union Street,
Bangor, ME 04401

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Previous Names: Westgate I & II

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I figured out about this cinema after reading and looking at old Google archived movie time tables/showtimes. Here is a quote from one of the newspapers talking about the old Westgate cinema "Bangor Crowds jammed King’s Department Store when it opened in November 1967. The cinema opened on April 4, 1968 … be redone during this phase originally was the Westgate Cinema and it still …" It was closed in July 1985.

It seems to be located in what is the Eastern Maine Health Care Mall.

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Cinemalover on May 13, 2010 at 3:40 am

This cinema may have been demolished but, i’m not sure and I found out the old address was 915 Union St.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 18, 2010 at 7:58 pm



Here’s a little info, check and see if this is correct.

It was open from ABOUT 1967-1985.

1969-1985 Graphic Theaters Circuit.
1985 Cinema Centers Corporation.

Cinemalover on May 29, 2010 at 7:01 am

Sounds about right! thanks!

Cinemalover on June 2, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Should fix it’s a double(2) screen not 1

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 23, 2010 at 12:03 pm

“THE STRAWBERRY STATEMENT"a movie that always did good late show business in the middle 70’s opens first run here.

StevenG on March 23, 2019 at 12:13 pm

The Westgate Cinema was never a twin. Opened in 1967, it showed mainstream fare until about 1974, when it turned into Bangor’s XXX theater. On Christmas Day in 1984, it turned into “The All New Westgate Cinema” going back to mainstream fare. It’s first feature under the new name was Disney’s “Pinocchio”. It showed mainstream fare until July 1985, the day the movies died in Bangor when all theaters in Bangor, Brewer, Orono and Old Town (with the exception of the otherwise owned Brewer Drive In) closed for the opening of the Bangor Mall 6.

rivest266 on June 26, 2020 at 8:54 am

The Westgate cinema opened on April 4th, 1968. Grand opening ad posted.

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